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Israel’s migrant crisis: Clear government signals, but unclear decisions

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Plastic waste: ‘We can only tackle the problem if we work together’

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Louis XIV's message for the British royal baby

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Zimbabwean nurses call off strike and return to work

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Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

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Macron hopes for breakthrough on trade tensions during US visit

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Music show: Mahalia, Ariana Grande & Willie Nelson

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Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-06-16

2012 presidential election: Chirac 'jokes' he'll vote for Socialist candidate

Former French President Jacques Chirac has quipped he would rather vote for the socialist François Hollande in the next presidential election than for Nicolas Sarkozy. Also, the Bettencourt family battle reignites as France’s richest woman is once again fighting with her only daughter. Finally, is French football hooliganism on the rise?

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2018-04-20 France

Cashing in on local French currencies

Alongside the euro, dozens of local currencies are in circulation across France. They surged in 2010 following the global financial crisis and can only be used in a limited area...

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2018-04-13 television

French TV series enter new era

This week we're on set in the fictional crisis room of French TV thriller "The Bureau". With its spy intrigue, real-world storylines and film-star lead actor Mathieu Kassovitz,...

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2018-04-06 trains

Railing against railway reforms in France

This week, we have our eye firmly fixed on the French national railway operator. The state-run SNCF is on track for a major shake-up aimed at making it more competitive and...

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2018-03-30 French culture

Chocolate crunch: A French affair

This show is dedicated to a subject particularly close to the hearts of the French: chocolate! More than 80 percent of the French say they eat at least some chocolate every week...

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2018-03-16 Francophonia

In Africa, French is more than a common language

This week we take you to Tunisia to discover what the French call "Francophonie". Every year on March 20, more than 270 million French speakers around the globe celebrate their...

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